Australian Geographic Adventure
Tropical North Queensland is a brilliant road trip destination for the adventurous traveller. Check out three of our favourites!
From arts, crafts and handmade goods, to local food and produce, there’s a market stall to be discovered somewhere in this region almost every weekend.
An abundance of native birdlife in tropical north Queensland calls to sharp-eyed twitchers far and wide.
Cobbold Gorge is an ancient landscape, but it took farmers until the 1990s to discover it
Both rainforest and reef can be found in tropical north Queensland
This bush stone curlew sits motionless watching for any threats to her young chick
Adventure, culture and fun await you in Tropical North Queensland
Science & Environment
The appeal of total eclipse and the birth of a new generation of Australian umbraphiles (eclipse chasers).
The Tolga Bat Hospital has grown in a sprawling fashion from what was once simply Jenny Maclean’s brick home. In the mid-1980s, a localised problem of bats coming into contact with native paralysis ticks was noticed on the Atherton Tablelands, 50km south-west of Cairns. Jenny’s team of volunteers deals with about 1200 affected flying-foxes each year.
Read the full story in Australian Geographic magazine #120.
Rain couldn’t dampen the spirits of competitors taking on the multisport challenge of the 2012 Cairns Adventure Festival.